These are similar to a Design and Access Statement but goes further. They identify, assesses and justify the proposal in planning terms, including how the development accords with the relevant local and national planning policies.
Typically, it will comprise a justification of the technical aspects, including highways, trees, ecology, landscaping, planning policy, sustainability, and community involvement.
When is a planning statement useful?
In all but the most simple of cases the local planning authority will need to consider how the development accords to the relevant policies.
It is an applicant’s opportunity to justify the scheme, rather than simply assume that the Planning Department will agree with them.
Planning statements can be useful for changes of use applications, householder extensions and lawful development certificates
We submit statements across a wide range of sectors including domestic, residential, commercial, retail, leisure and mixed use.
We have specific experience in Paragraph 80 homes, Green Belt, Conservation Areas, NPPF 5 Year Housing Land Supply and Sequential Test statements.